D And C

D and C stands for dilation and curettage. In this procedure, the lining of the uterus is removed by inserting a spoon-shaped instrument (curette), after dilating (expanding) the cervix (opening of the uterus). It is indicated in conditions like menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding), after miscarriage or abortion, and suspected cancerous condition.

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What causes recurrent miscarriages?

Query: Hi doctor, At first, I ended up with miscarriage in 8 months. It was a natural one when the baby movement got less and I was unable to determine. Then, after eight months I conceived. That also ended with a miscarriage in a month's time. I have gone through D and C. Now, I have been trying to conce...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Three months is a short duration for conception to occur. Chance of pregnancy after trying for six months is 70%. You can safely try naturally for another six months. There is very less likely to be any pathology preventing pregnancy. If conception does not occur in anoth...  Read Full »

Does vaginal bleeding with positive pregnancy test indicate miscarriage?

Query: Hello doctor, I had undergone a home pregnancy test, which was positive. After a few hours, I started to bleed. I have done a few more tests and still it showed two positive lines (one dark and one light in color). What is it? Am I pregnant or is it a miscarriage? Please reply.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from P/V bleeding with stomach cramps. You have already done a home pregnancy test which is positive. But after a few hours, P/V bleeding has started and then pregnancy test showed one ...  Read Full »

How to treat heavy menstrual bleeding occurring for 13 days?

Query: My wife age 46. Suffering from heavy blooding during menstruation period. She came into same phase after eight months.(almost eight months no periods at all). Periods started on 13 days back, continue till date. Using 5-6 senetary pads during each day. Also passing through senior abdominal pain se...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Thanks for the query, With the history, it is clear that she is in her peri-menopausal status and experiencing menorrhagia or excessive bleeding since 13 days, which is often seen in peri-menopausal women. She has been given antifibrinolytics in form or tranexa-mf which is fine, but if ble...  Read Full »

Why am I not getting pregnant after my first miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24-year-old female. I am married for about 11 months. My weight is 77 kg and height is 5.4". I conceived in the very first month, but unfortunately, I had a miscarriage after 10 weeks and had D and C. Till then I am trying to get pregnant but having a problem in it. My gynecologi...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. All of your test reports are normal. You are trying for pregnancy just from last seven to eight months. Kindly give yourself some time and you can get pregnant naturally. As your periods are regular, in my opinion, you do not need ovulation induction medicines like Clom...  Read Full »

What is tablet Ovacet used for?

Query: Hello doctor, I have PCOS and have done D and C recently. I have been prescribed Ovacet tablet for 30 days. Will the tablet regularize the periods and ovulation? Are there more chances for me to conceive because of D and C and the prescribed tablet? Please give your expert advice regarding the same...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your periods are irregular, then tablet Ovacet (combination of L-Methylfolate, Myo-Inositol, and Vitamin D3) alone is less likely to induce ovulation. However, the tablet will help in normalizing metabolism and decrease the resistance to ovulation induction m...  Read Full »

I had two miscarriages in my past. What is the reason for it?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a history of miscarriage at 18 weeks, and hysteroscopy and laparoscopy confirmed cervical incompetence and my polypoidal endometrium was removed. Recently I conceived again with follicle test procedure during which CG 10000 was injected into my blood, but unfortunately, I had to...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is evident by the history that you have cervical incompetence, and that is what the possible cause of your mid-second-trimester spontaneous abortion. Nextly your TSH (stimulating thyroid hormone) levels are high, qualifying you to be hypothyroid, which is the prob...  Read Full »

Why am I still bleeding a month after a miscarriage?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an abortion a few months back but retained the gestational sac. After 39 days, I had my periods. Again I conceived three months back and had a miscarriage 5 weeks later. I am still bleeding and it is heavy bleeding with lots of blood. The blood is bright red in color. Along with...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The fact that your bleeding has not stopped even after a month of miscarriage, indicates that there is all likelihood that you may have retained products of conception. It is mandatory to get a transvaginal ultrasound pelvis to check for endometrial thickness and fo...  Read Full »

I have sperm leakage from vagina post-sex after D and C procedure. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having the problem of sperm leakage from my vagina immediately after sex for some time now. It comes out in loads which were not like that in years back just before I had a D and C three years back. I have been trying to get pregnant but to no avail and I suspect this coul...  Read Full »


Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fertilisation of ova requires a single sperm, and a normal male ejaculate contains millions of them. So sperm leakage should not be the only concern causing your subfertility. You need to go through some tests for you and your partner to rule out other causes as well. D...  Read Full »

Why did I have very less bleeding after a medical abortion?

Query: Hello doctor, My period was delayed. I had a pregnancy check which was positive. I consulted a gynecologist since I did not want a baby and hence decided to go for medical abortion (as my son is just 12 months). She prescribed me with medicine and after 48 hours she had asked me to place 4 medicine...  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concerns. I have gone through your history and ultrasound scan and it is showing that the abortion is incomplete and there are a retained products of conception in the uterine cavity. (attachment removed to protect patient identity) Your docto...  Read Full »

Fourth ultrasound after IVF has no signs of fetal pole.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question about my pregnancy and my IVF transfer. I had an ultrasound five days back with my IVF doctor. They are calculating my pregnancy at seven weeks. I had a five-day embryo transfer last month and found out that I am pregnant. However, after my fourth ultrasound yesterday...  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems it was anembryonic pregnancy means the sac was formed but without a fetal pole. Sac is not growing inside to have a fetal pole and gradually towards further stages of pregnancy even after hormonal support. It is a bit depressing but if you want to wait for some...  Read Full »

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